“To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.” 5/4/19

This post has been a loooooong time coming.  For some reason I still struggle with Forgiveness. Not as a concept mind you, as a concept I think it’s GREAT. Especially as a recipient of said forgiveness—I think it’s a win hands down.  But at the age of 32 I STILL struggle with the execution of … Continue reading “To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.” 5/4/19

“Professional Parenting: An Apology” 6/7/18

"I wish I could say that becoming a parent was some magical/mystical conversion that happened to me over night and somehow made me a pro... but I never thought that would be the case—and though other parents might act like it—I know now that my previous assumptions we’re right...."

Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members

(Originally written and posted for www.cubedliving.com; April 9, 2018) By: Emma K. Marvel During my time as an educator in Texas,  I came across all sorts of acronyms, approaches, and systems that are touted to be phenomenal for producing "student engagement." For Example: Kahoot, Plickers, Screen-castify, TRTW, TPRS, Gamification, Total Immersion, Realia, Project-based Learning, Comprehensible Input … Continue reading Combating the ‘Fizzle Out’ of Team Members

Every.Human.Ever.

"I recently read a sentence that stood out to me, and it made me think of every human ever to grace the face of this bright blue ball of a planet…it went like this:  “To expect him to deny that fierce nature of his—given to him by God Himself— is perhaps expecting too much of [him].”  (Taken from “The Triumph” by Gene Edwards) ..."